Butler Rubin Recognized as Top Tier Firm in 2015 Chambers USA Law Firm Rankings

Partner James Rubin Receives National Recognition for Reinsurance; Five Butler Rubin Lawyers Recognized for Excellence in Illinois

CHICAGO, May 19, 2015 – The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA as a top firm in “Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance: Illinois” for the 10th consecutive year. In addition, founding partner James Rubin received national recognition as one of the best of the industry.

Five Butler Rubin reinsurance partners were individually ranked among the top reinsurance lawyers in Illinois, including Ira Belcove, Robert Hermes, Catherine Isely, James Rubin and Teresa Snider.

According to the Chambers USA report: “[Butler Rubin is a] deeply respected litigation boutique with a dedicated focus on the reinsurance industry. Experienced in handling high-value and sophisticated reinsurance litigation and arbitration on behalf of some of the most prominent reinsurers in the market on both a local and national level. ‘“A boutique firm of reliable experts who are our right hand for day-to-day advice, arbitrations and dispute resolution.’” ‘“The group really does have an exceptional teamwork ethic and the lawyers work really well together.’”

Chambers USA also commented on Butler Rubin’s lawyers:

“Ira Belcove is described by clients as ‘a highly professional lawyer,’ and is praised for his dedicated and strategic approach to cases. He is experienced in handling major reinsurance arbitrations and coverage disputes.”

“Prominent partner Robert Hermes is adept at representing major reinsurers, as well as taking on significant coverage work. He is praised by clients for being ‘excellent on his feet when presenting at trial, with very strong industry knowledge.’”

Catherine Isely is experienced in handling large and sophisticated reinsurance claims for a broad range of industry clients. She possesses particular skill in the area of toxic tort and environmental claims.”

James Rubin is ‘the guru of the group who is statesman-like and extraordinarily knowledgeable, and has done everything in reinsurance at least once,’ according to clients. He is a veteran of the reinsurance arena within the state and nationally, with one of the strongest reinsurance practices in the country, handling the most complex of disputes.” “Described by a source as ‘the best out there.’”

“Teresa Snider has a broad practice that encompasses both insurance and reinsurance disputes across the country. She is lauded by her clients as an ‘effective and knowledgeable’ practitioner.”

Chambers USA annually ranks U.S. law firms and individual lawyers based on in-depth telephone interviews with law firm clients and other attorneys. For more than 25 years, Chambers has published independent and objective research-based directories of the legal profession. The organization currently employs more than 150 full-time editors and researchers who interview thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings. More information about Chambers USA can be found at www.chambersandpartners.com.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust litigation and competition law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; reinsurance; insurance coverage; managed care litigation; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.